Posts tagged "microchipping"

Some Pet Microchip Companies Acting Irresponsibly

Some Pet Microchip Companies Acting Irresponsibly
Microchipping saves lives. This is an accepted fact among those in the veterinary and animal welfare community. However, some microchip companies may now be compromising a system that’s reunited countless numbers of pets and their owners. A small chip (approximately the size of a grain of rice) is injected into the pet. If a pet... Read more »

Cook County Veterinarian on Rabies and Microchipping

Cook County Veterinarian on Rabies and Microchipping
Dr. Donna Alexander, chief administrator Cook County animal and rabies control talks about what her job is on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE, as Dr. Alexander talks about what happens to animals post eviction, people who hoard or allow animals loose in the forest preserves. To say rabies isn’t here, or doesn’t... Read more »

Free Pet Vaccines for Chicago U.S. Military Veterans

Free Pet Vaccines for Chicago U.S. Military Veterans
Free pet vaccines will be given to pets owned by military veterans living in Chicago on Wednesday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to noon, at Chicago Animal Care & Control (2741 S. Western Avenue), Chicago. I so love this, as we can’t do enough (and generally don’t do enough) to support our veterans. Arrive early... Read more »
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Dog Flipping, A Sad New Trend

Dog Flipping, A Sad New Trend
Dog flipping is the term used for a new trend, people stealing dogs from yards or taking tied-out dogs. Then they sell them, or flip them on m Internet services such as Craig’s list. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), dog thefts are on the rise, increasing 27.8% between January and May compared to... Read more »

Cats Everywhere, Pets-A-Palooza! & Dining with Fido: Steve Dale's Pet World

Cats Everywhere, Pets-A-Palooza! & Dining with Fido: Steve Dale's Pet World
Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio on Saturday, June 8 features cats, cats, cats to start – beginning with Jenny Schlueter Schleeter of Tree House Humane Society at 1:05 p.m. CDT. She’ll talk about how Tree House deals with feral or community cats, a unique plan that includes trap, neuter, return as well as... Read more »

AVMA New Year's Resolutions for Pets; Timmy the Most Festive Pet: WGN Petcast

AVMA New Year's Resolutions for Pets; Timmy the Most Festive Pet: WGN Petcast
Listen HERE to the First WGN Radio Petcast of 2013 New Year’s Resolutions for Pets: America’s first veterinarian, Dr. Ron DeHaven, executive vice-president and CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association offers his wishes and hopes for pets for this coming year. Some of Dr. DeHaven’s resolutions for our pets can save lives, others are... Read more »
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Protect Your Pets the Betty White Way; HomeAgain Pet Reovery Microchips

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Betty White is always there for animals – even those who are lost. I know most of us think we’ll never a lose a pet. And if we’re lucky, we won’t However, it happensĀ  – and far more often than you think. Recovering one million pets HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service demonstrates how significant having a... Read more »

Dr. Rubin Answers Pet Questions, Offers Warnings about Hot Weather

Dr. Rubin Answers Pet Questions, Offers Warnings about Hot Weather
Dr. Shelly Rubin is on WGN TV offering tips on pet care in sweltering heat….and is on TV with a very cute Shih Tzu available at the Anti Cruelty Society - Always microchip - Never leave dogs in hot cars - Always offer LOTS of water Dr. Rubin also talks about panic attacks in cars... Read more »

Fireworks and the Fourth

Fireworks and the Fourth
Each year I read about a dogs who die needlessly as a result of fireworks. Desperately attempting to get away from the exploding sounds, the terrified dog chokes to death on a chain or rope or even jumps a fence (and gets hit by a car). I wrote a piece for USAWeekend.com about how to... Read more »
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Family Reunited in Joplin

In Joplin, MO Jeremy Williams said that his family’s two-story home was literally blown away, though that wasn’t his most major concern. True most of the family survived the 200 mile-per-hour winds – and without injury – except for one. One family member remained missing until May 26, the family dog, Betty. A registered nurse... Read more »